Glenn Irwin thanks Kawasaki team after split
Carrickfergus rider Glenn Irwin and his British Superbike Championship Team, Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki, have parted ways by mutual consent.
After what has been a tough season for both the team and Irwin, they have decided that it is best for both parties if they continue their hunt for success separately.
Despite a fantastic lap record and Superbike race win at the 2019 International North West 200, Irwin and the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR have not gelled in BSB this season with two ninth-place finishes and he is currently in 16th position in the Championship, a long way off a top-six Showdown position.
Irwin commented: "Thank you to everyone involved for their best efforts this season. Unfortunately, I could not see how we could achieve what we all expected this season."
Kawasaki Motors UK Senior Racing Co-ordinator Ross Burridge added: "We signed Glenn with the hope of retaining the British Championship title this year, but for a myriad of reasons it hasn't worked out."
However, the 29-year-old - who finished third in the Showdown last season with PBM Be Wiser Ducati before switching to the Quattro Plant Team - is likely to make a quick return to the Championship, albeit with a different team.